Locksmith News – 4/30/2018

2018-05-19T13:09:51+00:00 April 30th, 2018|All, Business, Case Study, CCTV, Locksmith News, News, Wireless Electronic Locks|

Business MarketWatch: Assa Abloy profit edges higher on new products Sweden's Assa Abloy AB (ASSA-B.SK) said Thursday that first-quarter net profit rose following growth in all of its regions and business units."New products contributed strongly, with high demand for electromechanical locks and for access-control solutions," said newly-installed Chief Executive Nico [...]

Tyler’s Take: Customer Retention

2018-10-14T10:12:08+00:00 April 26th, 2018|All, Business, Tyler's Take|

As I mentioned in my customer service article, repeat customers can payoff big time for a locksmith business . There are multiple philosophies, concepts, strategies, and tools available to locksmiths to assist in customer retention. I'm not going to champion some and poo-poo others; that's not my purpose. I'm simply [...]

Library Update: Electric Strikes

2018-10-14T10:11:53+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Access Control, All, Electric Strikes, Library Update|

We’ve added more manufacturer's literature and manuals to our Electric Strikes page in the Library. New documents have been added for the following manufacturers: AdamsRite USA Alarm Controls Corp. BEST Access Systems Camden Door Controls Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc. (HES) Trine Access Technology Von Duprin We've also added the following [...]

Tyler’s Take: Pricing Surveys

2018-04-18T08:53:58+00:00 April 19th, 2018|All, Tyler's Take|

If you're a member of ALOA you more than likely already know that the April edition of Keynotes featured the annual "Pricing Survey". If you're a subscriber of the Locksmith Ledger you'll recall that they published their price survey in January. And if you know other locksmiths you'll know that [...]

Library Update: Deadbolts

2018-10-14T10:11:11+00:00 April 17th, 2018|All, Deadbolt, Locks|

We’ve added more manufacturer's literature and manuals to our Deadbolts page in the Library. New documents have been added for the following manufacturers: Arrow Lock & Door Hardware Baldwin Hardware BEST Access Systems Cal-Royal Products, Inc. Corbin Russwin, Inc. Emtek Products, Inc. General Lock Hager Companies Kwikset Corporation Master Lock [...]

Tyler’s Take: Locksmith Apps

2018-04-10T13:48:59+00:00 April 12th, 2018|All, Tyler's Take|

Locksmiths appreciate tools that help complete jobs efficiently and properly. A source of modern tools, believe it or not, are smart phone applications, or apps. While apps cannot and will not accomplish tasks such as pinning a cylinder or cut a key they can supplement these tasks by providing [...]

Library Update: Floor and Overhead (Concealed)

2018-10-14T10:10:43+00:00 April 11th, 2018|All, Door Closers, Floor and Overhead (Concealed), Library Update|

We’ve recently added more manufacturer's literature and manuals to our Floor and Overhead (Concealed) page in the Library. New documents have been added for the following manufacturers: Cal-Royal Products, Inc. Falcon LCN Locksmith Dealers of America (LSDA) Norton Door Controls Rixson Specialty Door Controls Townsteel

Locksmith Scams

2018-04-09T09:05:55+00:00 April 9th, 2018|All, Industry|

Individuals and companies posing as legitimate locksmiths are preying on consumers. The Federal Trade Commission summarized the scam as follows: “companies run multiple ads that seem to be for local businesses, but actually connect to call centers in another city. Operators in the call centers may give surprisingly low estimates [...]